The hardest part of yoga is going to your first class, just making the decision to walk in the door. Green Tara Yoga is about making yoga accessible and affordable for everyone so you can give it a try, no matter your age, ability or background. Yoga is for everyone.
The teachers at Green Tara Yoga range in age from 20 to 68 years old, with many different backgrounds and styles. This is yoga for real life. It’s not just exercise. Yoga helps you navigate life. This is why the classes here are so affordable: More people doing yoga is good for the whole community. All classes are $10.
Green Tara: Compassion in Action
Green Tara is a compassionate being ready to step down from her lotus to offer comfort and protection from all of the sufferings we experience in the world. She is shown in a posture of ease and readiness for action.
While her left leg is folded in the contemplative position, her right leg is outstretched, ready to spring into action. Green Tara’s left hand is in the refuge-granting mudra; her right hand makes the boon-granting gesture.
In her hands she also holds closed blue lotuses, which symbolize purity and power.
Why Green Tara?
“The first time I went to see His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama speak, I was waiting outside to go through security along with thousands of people waiting patiently in line. Out of nowhere, a woman walked up to me and without speaking extended her hand towards me. Her hand was closed as if holding something. So, naturally curious, I extended my open hand below hers. She placed a tiny statue into my hand, smiled and walked away. Never saying a word. It was a tiny Green Tara. When I decided to teach yoga professionally, I choose “Green Tara Yoga” as my business name and still to this day have that tiny Green Tara on my home altar. I choose Green Tara Yoga for the studio name as well because I think we should all strive to act compassionately in the world and always be ready to come to the aid of those in need.” Mary Veal, Owner